Questions tagged [tuition]

Fees paid by students to academic institutes they attend to cover educational expenses.

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When did US undergraduate education become so expensive?

As far as I know, in the majority of countries in the world, especially in Europe, undergraduate education, even at the top universities, is almost always significantly less expensive than at ...
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Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career?

Some PhD programs charge tuition fees. Others are competitive. Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career? When does it ...
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Is it possible or common to receive a scholarship from home country for international students?

I'm looking to pursue my PhD degree in a different country. Currently I'm working on my Master's thesis. It seems that the major challenge for me would be to receive a tuition fee waiver in the ...
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Academic position in the UK, do universities in the UK pay for dependent tuition?

I'm an assistant professor in the US and I would like to move to the UK. My daughter will be starting college this September and I was wondering if universities in the UK offer any tuition waivers if ...
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Selling of monuments: What does it mean?

I am watching the documentary "Free to Choose, Part 6: What's Wrong With Our Schools" at this link At 20:08, Friedman says: Many of the buildings and facilities at Dartmouth have been donated by ...
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What does it actually mean by the sentence “tuition is paid by the supervisor”?

What does it actually mean by the sentence "tuition is paid for by the supervisor" ? Why would the supervisor pay the tuition fee for a PhD student?
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Costs of having a US-based PhD supervisor doing a PhD in Germany?

A little background first, as this is maybe not familiar to people outside Germany: In Germany there are universities that can not award PhDs. So called "Hochschulen/Fachhochschulen". This means they ...
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Waiving library costs if the student has own access

Costs of print and electronic resources including access to journals and books are usually part of tuition fees for PhD and MSc programmes. Are there universities which waive such costs if the ...
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Why has there not been established any coherent measure of educative quality? [closed]

It seems nonsensical and backwards that university institutions can attract students by boasting with their brand value or exorbitant tuition fees rather than focusing on the actual educative quality ...
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Is it ethical for schools to offer merit scholarships, when these are more difficult for students from some socioeconomic backgrounds to get? [closed]

To illustrate - students with low income perform worse relative to their more privileged peers, and when a low income student is trying to get an education, she has to foot a far larger bill (she ...
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Why can't universities work around the proposed reclassification of tuition remission as taxable income, by not charging tuition?

There has been a lot of press about how the new tax proposals currently being considered by Congress could hurt grad students because one of the plans would treat remitted tuition as taxable income. ...
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What can we do as faculty to make tuition more affordable for students? Do we have an obligation to make tuition more affordable? [closed]

The inflation rate of tuition in the US has been higher than the general economy's inflation rate for some time, sometimes it is twice as high What can the faculty do to stop/slow this down?
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What is a tuition waiver (in the US)?

A tax proposal in the US is reported to make "tuition waivers that many graduate students receive when they work as teaching assistants or researchers" taxable. I am currently a PhD student at a US ...
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Tuition fees vs enrolment fees?

What is the difference between tuition fees and enrolment fees? The University I'm planning to apply for MA studies, requires Non-EU students to pay 1500 euros per semester for tuition and 150 euros ...
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Pay for a Doctorate by working at institution?

A friend of mine was working on a doctorate at a local university, and they offered to hire him as an adjunct so he wouldn't have to pay for the doctorate. Is there an easier way for me to search ...
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Slow dissertation advisor: should I complain?

My doctoral advisor has regularly taken 3-4 weeks to respond to each round of my revisions on my doctoral dissertation draft. Because of her lengthy response delays, I defended very late in the ...
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Scholarship award not being honored

I was announced as a recipient of a scholarship from an organization outside of the university, and the organization doesn't seem to be honoring the scholarship. The announcement was made months ago ...
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How much public funding do private universities in the United States receive, directly or indirectly?

I am trying to assess how much public funding private universities in the United States receive. I found a study that partially answers the question: Taxpayer Subsidies for Most Colleges and ...
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How to estimate cost of a course when price is quoted per semester but program has three semesters?

I'm looking to get an MBA at University of Texas at Austin. I'm planning on working full-time while going to school, so I'm interested in their Evening MBA program. I'm trying to understand costs. ...
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Is it normal for US PhD programs to require students to pay tuition for extra credits beyond 9 credits/semester?

Last semester I chose 12 credits, but the department said it can only pay for 9 credits, i.e. I have to pay for the extra 3 credits by myself. No one ever told me about such rules before. I thought ...
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Why would a grad school reduce fees to a trivial amount rather than reduce stipend?

When I applied to grad schools I was accepted with full tuition wavers and stipends to all but one. That one gave me a good stipend and reduced tuition to a trivial fee ($300). They say you can even ...
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Should I pay up the rest of my tuition? [closed]

I'm from a third world country sponsored by my government to study in Canada. I messed up my last year and my full scholarship was revoked, so I had to repeat a whole year with my own money. You won't ...
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Is it normal for graduate tuition to be much cheaper than undergraduate tuition?

The undergraduate tuition in the University of Rochester is $49260 per year. On the other hand, graduate tuition adds up to only $27684 (18 credit hours). Am I missing something?
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Is TAing a necessary evil?

My understanding is that Masters and PhD students often need to TA -- even if they're already research assistants to a professor. I'm a first year undergraduate who took courses heavily TA-reliant ...
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How do I pay for classes as a non-degree student?

I've already earned my degree (B.S. in Neuroscience, Psychology and Music), but need to take some pre-requisite classes before applying to a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program. These ...
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Why didn't more people graduate with a college degree when it was “affordable”?

Adjusting for inflation, (without too much controversy, I expect), it is evident that college was more affordable in the past. See for example, this chart of Tuition and Fees and Room and Board over ...
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Why are Ph.D admission numbers low?

I am applying to a few Ph.D programs in mathematics and I found that most schools only admit about 5% of applicants. I know most programs fund students; some schools give stipends to all incoming ...
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Is it possible to pursue masters degree in the US university without getting financial back-up from family?

I am a undergraduate student majoring in Human resource management and planning to get admitted in such a university where I have great opportunity to do research. Is it possible to pursue masters ...
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What consequences are there if, having already graduated and received my degree, I do not pay up my tuition fees?

Background: I just graduated from a US university. I have also received my diploma (both in paper form mailed to me and also in electronic form) certifying that I have received such-and-such a degree. ...
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Is education in Europe really this cheap?

Is tuition in Europe really US$300 or €200 a year? That is one tenth the cost of the tuition in the developing country university where I took my bachelor's and master's. Is it really true that some ...
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Master's degree in science is generally not free in US, CANADA, UK, OZ, NZ? (Tuition)

I had the impression that in general, PhD programs are the only really "free" ones in higher education in those typically high cost English-speaking countries that they charge no tuition, pay you to ...
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If most universities in the U.S are non-profit, why are they so expensive? [duplicate]

Tuition can easily get in the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars for a 4-year degree. This is unarguably many times over what the university needs to cover the costs of offering their ...
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What is the typical cost of Summer Course education in the US?

I would like to pursue summer college courses - particularly a creative writing class and a computer science class - to help broaden my knowledge and improve upon myself as a person. However, ...
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Can a graduate student with deficiencies get an assistantship for the needed undergraduate courses?

I see many graduate program informational pages listed by various schools. Many of them require specific undergraduate degrees, but also have discretionary exceptions for those without them. Most ...
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Do price and value of degrees correlate much?

Many American colleges and universities have very high tuition fees, in particular at prestigious universities. For example, Harvard University in 2014-2015 is US$43,938 for tuition and US$58,607 for ...
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How much of a role tuition revenue plays in underwriting research?

I knew that TA positions in American schools are usually borne out of tuition revenue. Tuition revenue (that is, the cash that comes from the sometimes exorbitant undergraduate tuition) is usually ...
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What percentage of a professor's salary is paid for by tuition?

Is it possible to determine what percentage of a tenure track/tenured professor's salary is paid for by tuition? At my UK university, our school budget includes income from student fees (we only get a ...
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Is it possible to do a cheap or free online or distance Ph.D. program? [closed]

Is it possible do to an online or distance Ph.D. program at all? If so, are there ones that are cheap or free?
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Tuition cost over time

I am wondering if anybody knows of a datasource that makes available tuition cost over time (annually) for US institutions. I am particularly interested in the cost of graduate school expense.
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Why are tuition fees for PhD students so high in the USA, despite not taking any class?

As a PhD student in a US university, my tuition fees are ~44,000 USD per year, despite the fact that I don't take any class: only 6 classes are required during the PhD program, and I've completed them ...
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What limits the number of PhD students in universities with and without PhD tution fee?

Universities normally (as far as I know) do not limit the number of PhD students a research-active professor can have as long as he secure the funding for his PhD students. For example, if a professor ...
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Does working while you are studying affect your GPA? [closed]

I am studying computer science and I have money to pay for my university study, but I do not have money to spend on entertainment such as going to cinema with my friends in the weekend or upgrading my ...
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How do tuition and credit accounting work in an independent study course?

I've been talking to one of my professors at a Master's program about enrolling in an independent study course under his supervision. (An independent study course is a course in which a student ...
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What is the socio-economic argument or historical basis for university tuition fees?

One of the major differences between Europe (here I am mainly referring to Scandinavia) and Northern America, from an academic viewpoint, is the perspective towards higher education. In Scandinavia ...
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Why is college tuition high, but academic salaries low?

Where is the money going to? How can it be that interested students pay so much, but many academic salaries are so low (excluding the obvious full professor in a field where the industry pays for ...
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Are tuition subsidies taxables for research staff?

I have two Bachelor degrees and an MMath, not looking for any more degrees at this time, but I might be interested in taking some Japanese and Chinese language courses. I'm working as a research ...
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Should I take OSAP (student loans) even if I can pay for my tuition?

This is something I have been pondering for a while. I am currently in my second year at University and my program comes with mandatory Co-op throughout the 4 years of study. I have completed 3 Co-op ...
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Do I have a MSc degree if I did the work but did not pay tuition?

I have a BSc degree from a private university in Egypt. The university offered me a scholarship at the beginning of the program but that scholarship applied only partially to a subsequent MSc degree. ...
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What does undergraduate tuition fund, and how does this differ between public universities and private universities in the U.S.?

Does undergraduate tuition help fund professor salaries? Does it help fund graduate student salaries, especially if the grad students are TAs? What about lab facilities?
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What are factors leading to rising tuition costs over time?

Is there any published work that quantifies the roles of different factors on rising tuition in the U.S. over the past half-century? I've heard a number of explanations bandied about, such as: ...